From Old French hamelet, diminutive of Old French hamel (Modern French hameau), in turn diminutive of Old French ham, of Germanic origin. Cognates include home, Dutch heem, German Heim, Old English hām.
hamlet (plural hamlets)
- A small village or a group of houses.
- (Britain) A village that does not have its own church.
- Any of the fish of the genus Hypoplectrus in the family Serranidae.
village without its own church
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